Google celebrated its 21st birthday with an adorable and special doodle today.
The search engine was founded by two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, 21 years ago in September 1998.
🎉 It's @Google's 21st birthday! 🎂— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 27, 2019
"We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol," wrote Sergey Brin & Larry Page, back then just 2 Stanford Ph.D. students making a "very large scale search-engine."#GoogleDoodle → https://t.co/lfSJNhSDjJ pic.twitter.com/qwZ0PHCUht
About today’s Google doodle
An old computer is shown in today’s Google doodle. In this caricature of a blurred photograph, besides a computer of that era, there are also a mouse and a printer. The image of this old computer has been decorated with dots and stars around it. In this doodle, Google has used a photo of its office.
In 1998, the idea of creating a large scale internet based search engine came to the minds of Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
• They registered the domain name for Google on 15 September 1997, but the company was incorporated on 4 September 1998.
• Both were PhD students at Stanford University. Both these PhD students wrote that this search engine was named Google because Google’s spelling is close to 10100.
• These spellings and numbers serve the purpose of large scale search engines.
• Today Google is operating in 100 languages. As of October 2016, Google has 70 offices in 40 countries.
• Google is one of the biggest tech companies in the world along with Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
• The word Google in the Oxford English Dictionary informs that it means to use Google search engine to extract information from the internet.
• Google is answering trillions of search queries each year.
• In 2018, Google has celebrated its birthday on September 26. However, in 2004 and 2003, the date was Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, respectively.